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Brodsky Translating Brodsky : Poetry in Self-Translation (Reprint) (Paperback) (Alexandra Berlina)

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Is poetry lost in translation, or is it perhaps the other way around? Is it found? Gained? Won?What happens when a poet decides to give his favorite Russian poems a new life in English? Are the new texts shadows, twins or doppelgangers of their originals-or are they something completely different? Does the poet resurrect himself from the death of the author by reinterpreting his own work in another language, or does he turn into a monster: a bilingual, bicultural centaur?Alexandra Berlina, herself a poetry translator and a 2012 Barnstone Translation Prize laureate, addresses these questions in this new study of Joseph Brodsky, whose Nobel-prize-winning work has never yet been discussed from this perspective.

Is poetry lost in translation, or is it perhaps the other way around? Is it found? Gained? Won?
What happens when a poet decides to give his favorite Russian poems a new life in English? Are the new texts shadows, twins or doppelgangers of their originals-or are they something completely different? Does the poet resurrect himself from the death of the author by reinterpreting his own work in another language, or does he turn into a monster: a bilingual, bicultural centaur?
Alexandra Berlina, herself a poetry translator and a 2012 Barnstone Translation Prize laureate, addresses these questions in this new study of Joseph Brodsky, whose Nobel-prize-winning work has never yet been discussed from this perspective.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 217
Genre: Literary Criticism, Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Translating + Interpreting
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Alexandra Berlina
Language: English
Street Date: October 22, 2015
TCIN: 46759073
UPC: 9781501314285
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-6176
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